Jalgaon court grants bail to Raj Thackeray
It took nine minutes for Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to get bail from a sessions court in Jalgaon district.india Updated: Feb 23, 2010 01:21 IST
It took nine minutes for Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to get bail from a sessions court in Jalgaon district.
Thackeray appeared in the Chopda court on Monday in connection with three cases of attacks on north Indians in the state. He was let off on a bail of Rs 7,000.
Several north Indians were attacked in Jalgaon in October 2008 after Thackeray was arrested in Ratnagiri. He was arrested for inciting violence against the community.
The Chopda court summoned Thackeray, who was charged with disturbing public tranquility and causing grievous hurt by acts that endanger human life.
Thackeray flew to Chopda in a private helicopter. His lawyers, Rajendra Shirodkar and Sayaji Nagre Patil, and a few supporters were with him when he entered court.
The next hearing in the case has been scheduled for April 29. Cases have been registered against in courts across Maharashtra and north India.
North Indians migrants in the state faced attacks from MNS party workers, who accused them of taking away their jobs
There has been very little action against leaders of political parties in cases of vandalism.
The state government had recently told the Bombay High Court that there was no evidence against leaders like Bal Thackeray, Narayan Rane and Raj Thackeray in cases of political vandalism and hence they cannot be prosecuted.